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Offline thaiga

A bullet and a body: Thailand's troubling gun murders
« on: August 11, 2015, 02:24:42 PM »
Here is an interesting article in the Bangkokpost and also a bit frightening, the number of gun murders in thailand. Gunpolicy.org an online database of global gun statistics which is run by the University of Sydney's School of Public Health, believes Thailand has one of the highest gun homicide rates in Asia. It estimates 3.48 murders per 100,000 people in Thailand on a par with the United States.

Almost every week there's a new headline about killings, usually caused by loss of face or a personal dispute.

in a recent case, a woman was shot in the neck by an angry lover in a mall, another saw a man gunned down outside his apartment in bangkok after arguing with a security guard. Then the bus driver who shot a
Passenger in the chest because his victim had repeatedly criticised his road skills.

Here's the story
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A bullet and a body: Thailand's troubling gun murders

Rungrat Rungsuwan was manning her small shop selling trinkets on a main tourist drag on the Koh Samui when she heard a series of loud bangs

full article: Bangkokpost
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Offline thaiga

Re: A bullet and a body: Thailand's troubling gun murders
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 12:42:58 PM »
14 students dead this year as police, courts push to eliminate street shootings

SHOOTOUTS among gun-totting vocational college students, which have led to many young lives being taken prematurely, have shed light on the availability of firearms in Bangkok.
The severity of these violent exchanges have often depended on the type of weapons used, the number of students involved and the police response time, said Maj-General Chanthawit Ramasut, deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police.

The youths' ability to get access to guns - illegally purchased or home-made - was a major factor in student violence.

An 18-year-old student told police, "we just learned how to create a makeshift gun from metal pipes and other available components from senior students."

Technical students knew how to make such weapons and many made their own guns. Others received guns that were passed on from one generation to another and some just bought guns on the black market or on the Internet, he said.

"Sometimes you can buy old guns from senior students at Bt800-Bt900 apiece," he said.

"It is for self-defence. If we don't attack them, they attack us anyway," the teen said.

full article: The nation
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